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    January 14, 2013
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night or london had today - sorry, supervisor breed, we are all still calling ourselves each by our first names - we continue making sure that the city is successful for everybody, for every race, every gender, every orientation, every class that wants to be here in this great city. i know that all of you both those who have been here reelected, newly elected, know this for sure. we not only see this is a great honor of the voters who voted us in, but we know that it comes with a grade level of responsibility that i know what start happening as a moment
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whether it is a pothole in your district or a crime in your district, or needs that you have known for many years of people have asked you to take care of or citywide issues that affect the quality of life for everybody. i will work hard to work with you to make sure that we treat each of your districts the way that the voters have envisioned, that we take care of, but we also make sure that anybody who wants to live here who once a visit san francisco, start a business or work can survive and be successful with your work . we want to be the innovation capital of the world but also the best city in the world.
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thank you very much and congratulations. (applause) >> president: thank you mr. mayor. at this time we are the part of the program that i know many folks have been waiting for, the opportunity for us to hear from those members of the body that were elected this past november. with that i would like to acknowledge our colleagues in numerical order, starting with recently elected district 1 colleague supervisor eric mar. (applause) >> supervisor mar: thank you everyone. i want to thank the mayor for being here as well and all the department heads that do the heavy lifting in our neighbors. happy new year. it is the year of the snake coming up for the chinese calendar. we have an incredible board of supervisors, the 11 of us.
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some of the most incredibly experienced, community rooted activists. an incredibly diverse body, the most diverse in the city's history, two african-americans; two chicano latinos. i think our diversity expands too much broader than ethnicity; the 11 of us are present 11 people here, tremendous significant community and cultural experience. my colleague norman yee, to london breed, working with families and cultural equity in our neighborhoods. i am proud to be serving with our two new members. my family is with me today, i am the happiest person maybe on this earth;
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i am beaming because my daughter jane mar has taken time to be away from her middle school to be hearing thank you to my mother for raising me and my twin brother gordon, and my three other siblings not only in sacramento where we grew up and also wherever we are. by the way gordon also has led the chinese regressive association for decades and now is the nature, community worker alliance. my sister candy and her husband ken is here; my girlfriend deborah low is here; i want to thank my sister and
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brother who are watching. thank you for my siblings to encourage healthy diet, especially exercise. i want to also say that my campaign most of you know, i had to do a little bit more work than my college did. avalos and chiu. i am proud of that hard work that i and my grassroots, people powered campaign built. it wasn't president it, never before in san francisco has anyone poured 1 million dollars to unseat a supervisor; we sent a strong message to them. the strongly independent, richmond district residents stood with me, and the grassroots powered campaign stood with me and we sent a strong message
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that the richmond district is not for sale. all the community allies that pounded the pavement, did the campaign work in building our great campaign and committed so much of their time to our historic victory. my campaign team was awesome. the most fun people to be around. i want to acknowledge nicole d'arcy and andrew sin, and dana rivera [sounds like] and my campaign manager, field director, i would like to also use the term "kick ass", the organizers, rabbel rousers, mikey tong [sounds like] and many others. we had a great campaign.
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i am energized by it and will continue to fight for not only the richmond district but for the whole city. we have a beautiful district the crumbling before our eyes but it has many challenges. i look forward to work with our colleagues in support of the schools, education from pre-k to higher education; local hiring in jobs. i want to do my best to create good jobs, livable wage jobs, and healthy communities and that is a good piece of legislation moving for this year. i will continue to work with many of you in strengthening our public health protection not only in richmond district but in all of our communities and working with a small business leaders. to revitalize not only -- boulevard but balboa and clemente, revitalizing
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neighborhood corridors. i like to continue my work to improve the richmond district and make it livable for everyone, young and old, tenant, homeowners, immigrant families, small pop and mom businesses. i want to acknowledge that i am lucky to have three incredible staff from a legislative [indiscernible] (off mic). you have to look at the -- pieces of my campaign to understand that inside joke. a look forward to working with many of you on the issues that i raised.
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with this the first new board of supervisors, incredible people, i will do my part to move our city forward. thank you very much everyone. (applause) >> president: supervisor london breed, newly elected to represent district 5. (applause) >> supervisor breed: so, i actually have -- thank you supervisor cohen -- i delivered a speech earlier today.
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i don't want to send you through all the motions. i'm going to say how excited i am to be here, how proud i am to be the district 5 supervisor, to represent the district that i call home my entire life. the city people at the swearing-in that we held this morning at 10 a.m.; to see my colleagues in the mayor, so many people from the community, my family, my friends it was truly an honor. i held is wearing in earlier because i did not want ms. johnson to walk to the chamber door and be turned away; i do not want the people that i grew up with, my friends and family, people that i was raised with to not have a seat; i want to introduce my special
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guests, my little brother, the rest of the family. how long is the other one going to be? we will see you later. will see you at the reception. my little brother is handicapped with me, paul, please stand. don't mess with me. my brother is not that little. he and i were grew up together in the same house, in the same conditions, in the same circumstances. sadly i did lose a sister, and another brother not able to be with us. it is a good feeling to have a brother who was in the same struggle to be here today, both raised by my grandmother, who has alzheimer's and could not be here today. she would be really proud of us both.
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i'm here representing the family. paul is here as the man of the family. -- -- who will be one of the a's in my office4. these people from the very beginning met with me , stayed with me, supported me, drove me around, listen to the drama, and stood by my side through it all. i have to say it was one of the most incredible journeys of my life to work with people in the capacity of the campaign, there is nothing like it for people to see it through the good and the bad times and still love you regardless what you say to them. it is amazing.
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i want to say from the bottom of my heart thank you all so much for being there for me, for being amazing people and for caring so much about district 5. even when you gave me advice not always in the best interest, or in others interest, but it was always about what are we going to do for district 5. i want to acknowledge former san francisco supervisor, what am i good friends for many years since the days of treasure island, annemarie conroy. maggie -- (indiscernible) and maureen irwin, my campaign manager another aid in my office. ahmed -- amazing people to work with. in terms of campaign structure
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and commitment to probably have the best team. i know that supervisor mar and supervisor yee ran hard races, but i have the best team. i am thankful to people i went to, public school, junior high, elementary, galileo high school. mr. wayne at galileo sent me a check, professors at usf, it was a humbling experience. there are so many people to thank. the last two people that i have to thank, first of all -- harris, the attorney general. she came out, stepped out there is reportedly and has been
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with me every step of the way. i want to thank you publicly, our great attorney general for the state of california and i want to thank the person who has demonstrated what it means to be courageous, to stand up for what is the right thing. amelia ashley ward, the publisher, she had my back and supported me and fought for me. i want to say for the bottom of my heart thank you for being there for me. it means a lot. now, our resident of district 5 have a supervisor that understands the district; understands the needs of the district; and is prepared for the challenges that we face not only as a district but as a city. i am prepared to step up and to do what is necessary in order
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to make the difference in district 5. i know that we have been through a lot over the last several years which is why i thought it was important to bring who will be the third aid in my office, valie brown, who works for former supervisor -- a true advocate for the residents of district 5. serving in this capacity is what she is meant to do and she will do a tremendous job for the residents. i cannot wait to get out there in the community and do what i am here to do a supervisor. i am looking forward to working with each and every one of my colleagues who i was so fortunate when i was elected they all reached out to me; they all sat down with me, phone calls and everyone. know that you district 5 supervisor will have the support of so many people in city hall to get the job done. the job for me,
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the priority for me will be of course jobs. supervisor avalos has started it would local hire, and i want to expand on that to really get to the bottom of making sure that our people and our district and our city have employment opportunities i cannot .way to get started on my job and i look forward to working with all of you. thank you for being here, and sticking it out through this day. i hope i did not miss anyone. congratulations to the new president of the board. looking forward to seeing you serve the next few years, and hoping that in another two years they will be the potential for change in thank you so much for having % i hope that wasn't mean or anything % didn't mean to cut your legs off while i was out there.
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i am so honored and happy to be here and looking forward to serving as a district 5 supervisor. (applause) >> president: congratulations supervisor breed. now to the next newly elected member of this body, the newest representative of district 7, supervisor norman yee. >> supervisor yee: thank you president chiu. i'm not taking the opportunity to congratulate my colleagues who won the election this time around. and also want to congratulate supervisor breed for your very
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hard-fought battle of the campaign. i also want to acknowledge that by the way - us lions will rule this chamber. both supervisor breed and myself are graduates of galileo. better be careful. i want to first introduce my family. i introduce a lot of people last night, over 600 people that showed up at my victory dinner. they said, can you please not do that today because i went on and on. it is important for me to always acknowledge my family. they are the heart and soul of why i exist and why want to do the things that i want to do. they keep me going. they keep me honest.
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they make sure you don't get too big of a head thinking that i'm so important or something. they have gone through three campaigns with me. this last one was for board of supervisors but i went through two citywide campaigns, running for the school board. without them i would automate them. my lovely wife, kathy -- please stand up. (applause) my two daughters, chandra and carissa [sounds like]. (applause) and chandra, aren't you supposed to be teaching today? what are you doing here? i was giving advice of the la
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unified district. my daughter was here so often fly back and forth. my sister, nicky yee. (applause) and these two guys, actually boyfriends -not my boyfriends- of my daughters. they are like family. i have known them for a long time. we are part of really be extended yees, james and dan. thank you very much for coming. i have a bunch of company that i won't have to stand. my brother, younger than me, is retired! he goes, what you doing norman?
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you will be working for another 4-8 years. thank you nelso. i will have a debate with supervisor breed. probably a very heated debate. why? because i had the best campaign team. anthony, my campaign manager. helen wong, field coordinator. thank you very much. you brought hundreds and hundreds of people together with my yellow t-shirt out in the street. it's been a long road for me. it's amazing for me to be standing here actually talking about pathways that nobody expected. i was born in the chinese hospital; i went to jean parker. at jean parker it was a struggle for me; i realize when i walked in,
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there are a lot of people that don't really know who i am. bear with me, for other people have heard this and million times. i struggle going to school. i had speech problems; i stuttered. it was really my parents that pushed me, tell me i would be okay. for me to be able to talk to you, and maybe i will stutter but it is a personal achievement for me. my parents are both gone, but they would be proud.
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if you have seen the king speech, you know what i had to struggle with. (applause) again, i was on the school board for eight years. prior to that i actually work in the community for a long time. served people throughout san francisco i met. i live in district 7 for over 20 years. learn a lot about the schools in the parks there, my two daughters grew up there. it was eye-opening to go knocking on doors. i saw hundreds and hundreds of people who challenged me to deal with the local issues.
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that is one of the things that i am very passionate about. to go back and say here i am. i want to see if i can find solutions not only to district 7 but citywide. i am entering this chamber in a very good time. it's going to be very challenging. we have a bunch of very diverse, smart, committed people on the board of supervisors. they will - i believe this group can solve it. we can work together and get it done. the issue is, how do we move forward? what are the issues? the economy is getting better. so the issues will not be about cutting, but how to put
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resources back into the services we lost. don't put them back into services that were ineffective. making sure that whatever we do as we move forward that it will be a better place. issues i care about, really care about. education has always been very center to the things i have been involved with. i am a former teacher also. i work in the early childhood education field for 18 years running an organization. those are parts of my dna. other things that people are not aware of, i do care about health environment in san francisco. i want to make sure that we have enough health facilities to serve all san francisco, not just one part of the city. i want to make sure that our small businesses are supported. why? i come from a family where we
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had a small grocery store. i understand what it means to run a small business. maybe people think about 500 people is a small business. i'm talking about businesses that drive neighborhoods, support neighborhoods, give jobs to people in those neighborhoods. i want to work with others on the board of supervisors to improve the conditions support them , and make them thrive. those are some of the things, education, the economy. now that we are through the downturn, and dealt with the cuts, we want to make sure that is we improve the economy that we put ourselves in a better position to deal with these issues in the future so that
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people who depend on the safety net don't lose it. what i saw is, there were a lot of people suffering out there, and lost that safety net. not everybody but enough people. we don't want that to happen again, at least i don't. people ask me, how you feel? i don't express myself, or show too much emotion. but i am excited! and thank you for all the voters that voted for me allowing me to come here and to be able to serve them and serve the rest of the city. i'm grateful for the opportunity. i want to show that us lions will make a big difference in san francisco. thank you very much. (applause)
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>> president: congratulations to the second lion alumni in our group. going onto the next colleague recently elected to represent district 9, supervisor campos. >> supervisor campos thank you very much. first of all president chiu, congratulations. also congratulate my colleagues who were elected or reelected, supervisor mar, congratulations on a very tough, hard-fought campaign. i am proud of the amazing work you did. of course

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